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Nintendo Wants Up To 30 Indie Games On Switch A Week

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The Steamification of Nintendo begins... Source article: http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/07/10/nintendo-wants-to-release-20-to-30-indie-games-on-nintendo-switch-per-week
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Jon dow (1 month ago)
On Swi
zen strata (1 month ago)
Life of Black Tiger on Switch!!
vleessjuu (1 month ago)
Nintendo VLC: dripfeed 1-2 games a week from a huge dragon hoard of games that are going to sell no matter what you do. And then don't even bother selecting the good games from that heap to get out first (if at all) and charge you out the ass for them. Nindies: 30 POS GAEMS A WEEK FOOL! Please Nintendo, just do what you do well and actually do it well for once.
BossBattleGaming (1 month ago)
if only there were a virtual emulation store that had the entire library of old releases for a subscription fee we wouldn't have to sue emulation sites. how much would you pay monthly to have access to nintendo library from NES through GC. Easy to emulate, cheap, and games from this era are getting harder to find and harder to find cheap. If only developers realized how big demand is for old games and released all their titles available on emulation. Instead of seeing emulation as a threat and sueing. They should take it as a sign that its a multi million dollar business for them. If only they would take their blinders off. My guess is at least half the people emulating would pay for said emulation if there was a viable and legal path to play these games.
Linkman247 (1 month ago)
I like indies as much as the next guy. But you need both AAA and indies. You can't solely rely on indie titles to support a system. And part of the problem with the Switch e-shop is the vast majority of indies appearing on Switch are absolute garbage shovelware. Firefighters the simulation of all things is on the e-shop! And it's rubbish like that, which gives actual good simulation games like Farming Simulator a bad rap. On top of that, you have no refund option on Switch, let alone the ability to cancel a preorder. Nintendo are in breach of European laws pertaining to right of withdrawl.
Rexler Brath (1 month ago)
Look at the BS Galak-Z for the Nintendo Switch. Its a BS Pay 2 Win whale hunter. Its too bad, the steam version of Galak-Z is awesome.
Jesus Zamora (2 months ago)
I love seeing short-sighted tools undermine the viability of digital markets. Looks like we're not losing those physical copies any time soon.
Rem (2 months ago)
Oh fuck off Nintendo.... No... Please no.....
Lietu (2 months ago)
Actually I just found their online store at Nintendo's website has category filters, and a few other such things that make it a bit easier to find games there, BUT .. the "action & adventure" category has 588 games in it, and "puzzle & strategy" has 200+ .. so it's still not exactly very detailed categorization
Robert R (2 months ago)
Next week: "Nintendo Wants Up To 30 Indie Games On Switch An Hour"
Shawn Wesley (2 months ago)
Greed always leads to people screwing stuff up that was working quite well.... Simply adding more categories to the E-shop would be a massive improvement. Genres would be super welcome. Categories like Indie and Classic would also be super helpful. And best of all, I wish they would allow user ratings and sorting by those ratings (that's not on the other consoles). And even have a more straight forward "all games" tab instead of having to figure out if you do a search and leave the search field empty it'll show you everything and then you can browse through all the games. Something I'd like on ALL digital store fronts would be the option to browse by release year, maybe even release month but I'd settle for a year category. Last gen I remember I got to the point where I was trying to remember games that had come out previously that I had missed -- maybe I didn't have money to get ALL the games I wanted that month or whatever -- and typically I had to just google stuff and THEN go to the digital storefront. But at least the eshop has a wishlist. Sony.
Mike Fisher (2 months ago)
Jim probably gets a LOT of recommendations, but I really enjoyed a game called Dandara on switch (multi platform game it seems) that I've still never heard or seen anyone talk about. So I know it's a good candidate for signal boosting which is something Jim takes pride in attempting to do for otherwise hidden gems.
Elastichedgehog (2 months ago)
Providing a platform for Indie games is so so important. Quality control is also just as important though.
Momiji (2 months ago)
So odd to see a company fuck up, then another company fuck up with the same mistake. It's like an awful game of hot potato where you only let it go after your hands are destroyed.
I post some of the dire Nintendo games so you don't have too.....
Dustin Becker (2 months ago)
Would you be offended or flattered if somebody went to Comic-Con in a you costume?
Dustin Becker (2 months ago)
Would you be offended or flattered if somebody went to Comic-Con in a you costume?
Dustin Becker (2 months ago)
Would you be offended or flattered if somebody went to Comic-Con in a you costume?
HiPno TIC (2 months ago)
What's the game at the beginning of the video?
Kindlesmith80 (2 months ago)
Mmmm. Steam game searching, that takes forever. Using their really shitty "Discovery Que" system that doesn't even function properly. "20,137 Titles Viewed In Queue" so far. I one time figured out how to view all the games steam had at one point but I don't want to have to skim the entire library if something new happened to be added. Can you guess how many "Titles I've Marked As 'Not Interested'"? 20,116. Still counting. i basically do this while watching a movie. Annoying as hell when seeing these constantly happening: "Start another queue >> There was a problem saving your preferences. Please try again later." and An error was encountered while processing your request: Failed to load queue
Enigma MK (2 months ago)
Curation is key
Kisai Yuki (2 months ago)
Sorry Nintendo, You've killed.. two "e shops" , and several mobile games already and support for the services. I can not trust you won't just throw developer vomit up on the store and then then the day the Switch is no longer profitable, you shut the entire thing down, having all the games lost to time, again. Like At least with Steam I can back up the damn library, and there's plenty of ways to "fix" a game that is chained to the Steam store if the developer or publisher decides to go out of business. With Nintendo, Playstation and Microsoft's Xbox store, these console games are just gone the minute the store is gone. If someone didn't sit there and buy/pirate the entire caboodle when it was live it will be lost forever. The irony here is that there are FPGA engineers who have re-created the NES and SNES in a way that games could easily be downloaded to them from a "web" e-shop that Nintendo could operate, and never have to support the hardware. Just go "We know you pirated this already, but buy every game DRM-unencumbered legitimately and we won't ever come after you" (a la iTunes) would be the right way to go.
The Switch, the most overrated garbage console of all time. There is nothing good on that system that is not a Wii U port/rehash or does not have a better version on PC/other consoles. The only real difference is that you get to play on an overly expensive 6" tablet and get to pay a far larger price for the same games. You get the priviledge of playing PS3 level games on a tablet, and instead of paying handheld prices for software you play home console prices... Yay! Go Nintendo steal all their money!
Canaris3 (2 months ago)
So... still no word or comment about Ubisoft factualy discriminating against white guys when it comes to employment ? No word about post mortem hate mob descending on Total Biscuit ? But you do have time to do a piece about a shitty handheld that nobody cares about or another PUBG clone/Steam asset flip.... Fucking disgusting.
のあ高峯 (2 months ago)
3 games a week sounds reasonable, 30? No, go fuck yourself. Quality over quantity Nintendo, not the inverse.
Andrew Nguyen (2 months ago)
As much as I love the indie game environment on the switch, my favorite indie game Hyper Light Drifter is on there, 30 indie games a week is too much. Nintendo needs to slow down because otherwise I don't doubt it'll turn into low effort filth like steam. Heck, I find 5-6 games releasing in a single month to be too much.
the blue psycho (2 months ago)
steam better
ONILEO00 (2 months ago)
I do think Nintendo will overhaul the eShop (that already started at least) so the question is not "if" but "when". For example, Switch still doesn't have folders. On the video: that recoil really hurt my eyes, I'll prefer not to see that game again.
chrislsommers (2 months ago)
I'm fed up with digital distribution at this point. No one is making the effort to curate their storefronts.
David Umstattd (2 months ago)
Wow you really hate choice in a free market.
Professor Cynic (2 months ago)
If my math serves me correctly...that's about 1,560 games a year...Christ, the eShop will be Steam 2.0 in no time.
Aka Something (2 months ago)
Whats that link to the past looking game at the beginning?
Steven Wood (2 months ago)
Can't wait to see mobile ports
PerseusSagittarius (2 months ago)
What‘s the name of the game in the beginning?
Candle Candle (2 months ago)
While browsing I found some sex/dating simulator game where the only language was in Japanese and with a myriad of "expansion packs". I forgot to mention it was all live-action.
Thomas Cohnen (2 months ago)
On one end of the spectrum we have Steam with their floodgates open and we get: The Slaughtering Grounds. On the other end we have Sony with a "tighter" gameshop, but we still got: Life of Black Tiger. It doesn´t matter how many games you have or how big the entree fee is (100$ on Steam is a joke for certain eastern-european, western-asian "companies" who sell their game-keys on gray markets for a dime), you need to check the games throughoutly, that you put on your market. For example: 100$ pays a lot of intern/freelancer time to check a game. Heck! I would accept 50$ to play for 3-4 hours through even the murkiest shlog and then give a thumbs up or down if the game should be on Steam.
St. Haborym (2 months ago)
How bout those switch cracks that everyone's been getting eh Jimmy?
SENATORPAIN1 (2 months ago)
the nintendo eshop is loaded with garbage.
aaron laluzerne (2 months ago)
Good God!!! Is like Nintendo is deliberately trying to put themselves out of business!!!
evilemperordude (2 months ago)
I love how all video game company executives have he same voice.
Vercusgames (2 months ago)
I'm still hoping Nintendo goes to PC. That market needs competition, badly.
Jared d'Voiles (2 months ago)
There's a much higher barrier for entry on the eShop, which is why I don't think it'll turn into Steam.
Bindair Dundat (2 months ago)
If you wanna find some quality games, you gotta wade through all the crap first!
Ray Bloody Purchase (2 months ago)
Why constantly use Jesus metaphors in the video? If we are going to be diverse can you inject a Mohamed shaped dildo now and again?
Schol-R-LEA ;2 (2 months ago)
From the videos covering_Zoom in the Night Sky_, which IIRC was a Switch launch title, the quality advantage held by the Switch up to now was more due to luck than anything.
Ryan Crist (2 months ago)
FUUUUCK. I knew it was going to be short fucking lived that I could pick out any indie game from the Switches library and love it. Now this is just going to turn into any other piece of shit console but worse with the convolution of Steam. Did we not see this coming? Obviously we cannot have nice things. It has to be ruined by out of touch idiots managing Nintendo. Now instead of feeling refined and nice the Switch is going to feel like strip club past it's prime in the wrong side of town.
Rezuvious (2 months ago)
No video ripping Trion a new one for re-releasing Defiance under a new title?
krystalfan (2 months ago)
sony ploped out another one danger zone (waits for monday)
Kai Elde (2 months ago)
Doesnt affect me at all, i dont even buy games from th me store, i only buy the physical games i need. The store is already a mess so i avoid it like the plague. Problem solved.
Supernewb38 (2 months ago)
well... that was quick.. can they at least add spelunky...
KeppyKep (2 months ago)
My initial thoughts were that's not too bad, just hire someone to curate. 1 person can easily curate 6 games/day to make sure they're not buggy shovelware bullshit. But I didn't consider your point, which is that we, the players, have to sift through and try to find the good games, and they can easily get passed over. Good point
Samer Khatib (2 months ago)
Who want Potato Thriller on switch!?! I will make it happen!
Haitani (2 months ago)
Last Friday 11 titles were released, I checked the release dates... we're getting there.
teeonezee (2 months ago)
They're doing this because I was on Twitter blasting Nintendo telling them I'm just going to hack my 3DS, so they must be using this as a revenge or a counter action to what I was going to do. Good thing I'm never getting a Switch.
Gigawood (2 months ago)
Oh Christ.... what could POSSIBLY go wrong here? -_- *sigh* a few months ago on another video I was talking about how I had faith in Nintendo’s curation powers because their history of the NES was that ALL of the NES games were essentially curated (Tengen ports being the rare exception)....and now they’re doing this. Uggghhhhhhhh.
Justa Guy (2 months ago)
I gotta admit I'd be okay with 20-30 games a week on the Switch, if they were all Nintendo roms of Nes,SNES, N64 and what ever else they could put on it. I want the complete back catalog of every Nintendo game ever made at my finger tips! Without having to feel like a felon searching dodgy websites for things like Super Dodgeball.
tiger (2 months ago)
sooo Nintendo really wants to make the Switch the new Wii even with the shoveware library
Maximvs Dread (2 months ago)
OH GOD! 0.0 !  The Cancer KEEPS SPREADING!
Wang Computers (2 months ago)
Good let the switch get all the crappy Indie Games. Maybe steam will clear up.
ArachCobra (2 months ago)
If there really were 20 to 30 games worth playing coming out each week, I'd wager the world would look really different.
Phoenix (2 months ago)
The Nintendo eShop is already starting to look like steam for fuck sake
Kismet Games (2 months ago)
beginning to regret my purchase.
indy6s (2 months ago)
Nintendo: we want to flood the eshop with games, just not the ones you asked for. Seriously, where was this drive when virtual console was still a thing?
Cortez Baldur (2 months ago)
I know it sounds paranoid but this is my theory at work here playing out just how i knew it would. Every platform gets filled with these tsunami's of shit games till the good indie games cant be found. Then the only games people will ever know about is the triple A garbage and some of the better known indies. I know it sounds paranoid but so far my theory holds up and im sure when its realised the next step will be seeing the better known indies dying for some reason. Like from another big change in the market then the big corps have there way with no competition.
dd pp (2 months ago)
Sony should have done this with the vita
MastaDJMax (2 months ago)
The term 'shovelware' springs to mind.
Mittens FastPaw (2 months ago)
This is very sad to see and will result in me not using their store at all as well. Honestly I do not even browse Steam or most shops like it anymore because it is a waste of time. I can use Reddit, Imgur and more to find good games without wading into sewage. So then I just buy X Indy game and move on. Sure it sucks for all the decent Indy guys but man I respect my time far more then these so called shops fucking do.
Rayman Legends (2 months ago)
Nintendo is dissappointing just like Sega...
Bobbu Chan (2 months ago)
the 3ds eshop has been like this for a while
Matt T (2 months ago)
Maybe if they say we will publish UP TO 20 or 30 games a week, assuming there are that many that can pass the tight quality control checks, then maybe. But just blindly slinging shit onto the store will make it just another Steam. Also, I'm fucking glad HBO at least offers a stand alone service so I don't have to keep a cable contract I don't really want just to watch a handful of shows. Now if only sports stations could do the same thing.
Joeri Pelgrims (2 months ago)
There isn't even a rating system for games like there is on Steam.
Jeremy King (2 months ago)
If only FromSoft and Namco Bandai had the same enthusiasm. Waiting for Dark Souls Switch is the Dark Souls of waiting.
Eslam Daoud (2 months ago)
What’s the first game that you were playing at the beginning of the video? Looks dope
1MadScientist (2 months ago)
I think this is Nintendo's sloppy attempt at trying to play a game of catchup lategame for this generation with PlayStation. Not exactly the best idea, but they're trying to make lots of money as fast as possible. Probably not gonna work regardless. If only they would've had the Switch at the beginning of this generation haha
Pentazer (2 months ago)
GG nintendo... gg...
Barnesofthenorth (2 months ago)
Why are so many companies using the "throw enough shit at a wall and some of it'll stick' strategy?
Nick Stancato (2 months ago)
portable Life of Black Tiger!? That's what we all need
tailsimp (2 months ago)
Jim your being a bit harsh on Nintendo here. They just want the switch to have a lot of content after all; and its not like nintendo has a huge library of beloved games that could easily (and cheaply) port to the Switch just sitting and collecting dust right now. For real though that increase in games better come with an E-Shop overhaul because it in no way ia designed for that amount of games
Eville Caston (2 months ago)
Welp, I guess Xbox is the last hope for quality indies now. No pressure or anything.
KuraIthys (2 months ago)
OK, so that's a bad idea, but as a matter of curiosity, does anyone know what their current release rate averages out to? Like, are we talking them trying to release 30 times as many games a week, or 3? So... Let's see if we can find any numbers... https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/07/nintendo-wants-two-to-three-times-as-many-indie-games-on-switch/ So... They already release about 10 games a week as is. (PS4 releases 20 a week, roughly.) To put this in context, steam averages 150 a week, and IOS gets 500 a week. So yes, it's probably not a great sign, but it's not the dramatic increase it appears to be. Really, they want to double or triple the release rate compared to what they've already been doing.
sirico (2 months ago)
Life of the black tiger remastered incoming though I suppose you have to master it first.
Mike Stamper (2 months ago)
What's the first game shown? I want to play it.
Scarlet soltice (2 months ago)
Nintendo chill mates I love ya and you have my soul but don’t bite off more than you can chew
Busy Bee (2 months ago)
The online for WiiU was much better , and you could form actual communities there, unlike switchs eshop.
Joel Rosario (2 months ago)
That Zelda looking game in the beginning. What it is?
john grinwis (2 months ago)
i can only hope that a good amount of the indie games are gonna be the backlog of indie "greatest hits" i mean steams got a huge backlog of would be classics that deserve a second chance
Erion Mema (2 months ago)
what happened to the nintendo that saved the game industry with the nintendo gold seal?? now they want 20-30 games per week on their handheld ?? they want to flood their own marketplace because the idea of more games might attract more players ?? WTF nintendo?
Ape Rising Official (2 months ago)
Fuckinell nintendy.... Dont make me swim through seas of shit to find the odd liferaft of a decent game... Please
Our Old House (2 months ago)
If Ubisoft is done with "finite experiences" then I am done with Ubisoft. Well, I already have been for some time to be honest, I just wanted to say that.
mudjmc (2 months ago)
Do they mean 20-30 games per week per region? Cause right now, they are releasing around 20 games a week in North America alone. So, they've already been releasing around that much for awhile now.
Scooby Dooby (2 months ago)
The only new games that can actually be played on the Switch. And let's be honest here: 99%+ of indie games are trash. You want to build your platform on THAT?
mac miller Sucked (2 months ago)
Baht (2 months ago)
AT&T owns HBO? Ooooooof...... They can't even properly provide Internet half the time.
PJB Rown (2 months ago)
Uhhhhh... they better have some quality control.
Jay Leu (2 months ago)
Kozmik Cat (2 months ago)
Good. More choices are always good. Stop trying to make big companies naines for the consumers...
Etriuswimbleton (2 months ago)
Oh look jim! Its the splatoon octo expansion listed in one the features. Its like its calling you jimmy boy. Jimmmyyyyyyy octo expansion jimmyyyy
superotakuhshow (2 months ago)
Sure Nintendo drown your store like steam did.
RLS0812 (2 months ago)
Steam sales are up over 30% since they started letting everyone sell their turds ... Nintendo is just following the money !

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